Good evening, and thanks for the question. Apologies for your having to wait so long in getting a response to you, I just got in for the day and saw your post.
I’m sorry to hear about DJ’s condition. Since it sounds as if he is a new horse to you, I am assuming that you don’t know a lot about his history. I would like to ask you some questions, so that I can get a better idea of what his problem may be.
1): Firstly, where are you located?
2): Do you know DJ’s de-worming and vaccine history? If so, are you aware of when he was last de-wormed, which product was used, and what he’s been vaccinated against and when?
3): How long has he been unsteady on his feet and acting dizzy?
4): Does the unsteadiness affect one leg or side more than the other?
5): Have you taken his temperature? If so, has he been running a fever?
5): Has ne been eating and drinking normally, as well as urinating and defecating normally?
6): Does he tend to tilt his head or circle in a specific direction?
7): Have you ridden DJ? If so, were there any problems that you noticed?
8): What is his current diet (including any vitamins, supplements, etc.)?
9): Is he in with any other horses or animals?
Thanks, ***** *****’m looking forward to hearing from you.
-Dan C., DVM.